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    Heheh.

    Caught. I think truly that the issue is more complicated - a part of it is that kids are given no responsibility for their failures. Also parents and teachers Like I say, if 1 kid fails in your class, quite possibly that kid is responsible. If 34 fail, you're a bad teacher.

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    Heheh.

    Caught. I think truly that the issue is more complicated - a part of it is that kids are given no responsibility for their failures. Also parents and teachers Like I say, if 1 kid fails in your class, quite possibly that kid is responsible. If 34 fail, you're a bad teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    Heheh.

    Caught. I think truly that the issue is more complicated - a part of it is that kids are given no responsibility for their failures. Also parents and teachers Like I say, if 1 kid fails in your class, quite possibly that kid is responsible. If 34 fail, you're a bad teacher.
    You're right of course - though if the 34 fail because of the constant disruption caused by 5 or 6 naught kids who the school insist must be in your classroom....??

    At the risk of sounding like an old fogey - I think there's a bit of a loss of vision on what qualifications are for - they are to sort the sheep from the goats - whether the goats are simply lazy or lack the basic academic nous to pass - I don't see the point of them if everyone passes, as it tells their future employers/educators little about their real ability/attitude.

    Sometimes I read my posts and wonder if I shouldn't cancel my Guardian order and get the Mail instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I got caned in about 1980 in my junior school. In fact a whole bunch of us did for nicking another kids football because he wouldn't let us play with it!
    Early in the first term in my first year of High School (in NZ) in 1986, a boy tapped the boy next to him (who was one of my mates) on the head with a biro during a Science lesson and they BOTH got the cane for that. Not surprisingly, that teacher didn't have (m)any other problems with the new 3rd formers from then on. And if I was bad at home, my father used to give me "the strap" (it was half of his father's old leather shaving strop) around the backside. One of my mates used to get "the wooden spoon". Another (unlucky) school chum used to get "the jug cord". We all turned out OK.
    If I ran the country the cane would be reintroduced! I wonder what Jeremy Clarkson's thoughts are on the subject?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Sometimes I read my posts and wonder if I shouldn't cancel my Guardian order and get the Mail instead
    Depends if you read it or not. I can't read the Guardian without puking... That said, the Mail is just a tabloid imo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Depends if you read it or not. I can't read the Guardian without puking... That said, the Mail is just a tabloid imo!
    Agreed, although I'm sure it was invented as a broadsheet for people with short arms the Mails is a very dull tabloid. At least the Sun and the Mirror are so bad it's funny.

    How you considered the Torygraph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    How you considered the Torygraph?
    If I read a paper I usually read the Times. It's got nothing to do with political persuasion, I just don't find the other papers interesting.

    There's bias in every newspaper, article, tv programme. You can't avoid it - just have to know it's there.

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